November 3, 2017 by ceresbooksworld
The key to everything by Paula Stokes
Publication date: December, 2017
Source: eArc from the author
Rating: 4 hearts
College senior Oakland Fuller has always believed in signs and soulmates, so when both a therapist and a fortuneteller say that her repeated relationship failures are due to unresolved feelings for her high school boyfriend, Seth, Oakland tries desperately to get back in touch with him. Problem: Seth isn’t responding to her online messages.
To rescue Oakland from a pathetic Christmas break of sitting in front of the computer, her best friend Morgan books the two of them on a guided excursion of Thailand. When the girls meet a pair of American soldiers in Bangkok, Oakland takes Morgan’s advice and engages in a little harmless holiday hooking up. Sergeant Tyson Banks is the perfect mix of sexy and fun. Two weeks with him might just turn out to be the best relationship Oakland has ever had.
Until the day she spots someone familiar across a crowded temple complex—it’s Seth! Somehow the boy she’s been trying to reconnect with is in Bangkok too. If that’s not a sign, then what is?
Filed with friendship, romance, and gorgeous faraway settings,The Key to Everything is a book for anyone who’s ever dreamed of finding love when (or where) they least expected it.
I enjoyed this story, Oakland is a great person, she’s also irritating because she doesn’t know how to make decisions but we forgive her. She believes in a lot of things and she thinks there is only one soul mate for every human being. She thinks she has lost hers and will do everything to find him. When I say everything, that’s all, sometimes it’s pretty pitiful, she doesn’t realize that in her madness she hurts other people.
Tyson is a young soldier, smart and with potential, he has no choice but to get closer to Oakland because Morgan wants to spend time with Tyson’s best friend. Suddenly the relationship between Tyson and Oakland intensifies and I love to see them both together. I must admit that I was a little afraid of the love triangle but in the end it goes pretty well.
The events are linked quickly while being accompanied by beautiful landscapes; the quarto lives adventures quite hectic.
This is the first book by Paula Stokes that I read but I love her style, she has created friendly characters and a pleasant story that reads quickly.
Quick word: An adventure in Thailand in search of love.
About the author
Paula Stokes is half writer, half RN, and totally thrilled to be part of the world of YA literature. She started out writing historical fiction under a pen name and is now branching out into other YA genres.
When she’s not working (rare), she’s kayaking, hiking, reading, or seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. She’s petted tigers, snuggled snakes, snorkeled with stingrays, and once enjoyed the suction-cuppy feel of a baby elephant’s trunk as it ate peanuts from her palm. Her future goals include diving with Great White sharks, learning Krav Maga, and writing a whole slew of novels, not necessarily in that order.